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Michael Jackson's Memorial Cost L.A. $1.4 Million
No one ever said saying good-bye to the King of Pop would be easy — or inexpensive: L.A. shelled out $1.4 million to provide security, security, traffic control and other services for Michael Jackson‘s memorial service, city officials said …
MJ's Casket Exited via Staples Center's Secret Tunnel
While the whereabouts of Michael Jackson‘s body remain a mystery, it’s been revealed how his golden casket exited the Staples Center without attracting the attention of the hundreds camped outside: E! News reports that security moved the casket through …
Mariah Explains Her MJ Memorial Performance
Mariah Carey had the responsibility of being the first performer during yesterday’s memorial service for Michael Jackson, opening with the Jackson 5 classic, “I’ll Be There.” And if she seemed a little off, a little less Mariah, there’s a …
Celebrities Arrive for Michael Jackson's Memorial
Today’s memorial service for Michael Jackson will have no lack of famous faces, as his friends, family and fans all arrive at L.A.’s Staples Center for the 1 p.m. PT tribute. Thus far, the Jackson family has arrived in a …
Michael Jackson's Final Resting Place
Eventually, Michael Jackson will join his idols Fred Astaire and Sammy Davis Jr. when he’s buried near them at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in L.A. But the late King of Pop has miles to go before his final resting place.…
Jackson Candelight Vigil Planned at Rock Hall of Fame
Soon after billions watch the Michael Jackson memorial service broadcast from L.A.’s Staples Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will continue the tribute with a candlelight vigil, the Associated Press reports. Tonight’s event will include speeches …
Brooke Shields Remembers Michael Jackson
Brooke Shields and Michael Jackson became friends at just 13, when both were already famous. In a special commemorative issue of Rolling Stone dedicated to MJ, Brooke remembers how easy and childlike that friendship really was. “Nothing was jaded about …
VIDEO: Madonna Pays Tribute to Michael
On the very same stage that Michael Jackson was to have performed his mammoth 50-show run later this month, Madonna paid tribute to the late King of Pop during her concert on Saturday night in London. During Madge’s performance of …
Michael Jackson's Estate in Court
The stage is being set for Michael Jackson‘s family to fight to gain control over his estate. Lawyers for Katherine Jackon, MJ’s 79-year-old mother, and two co-executors of his 2002 will, John Branca and John McClain, are going …
Mariah Carey to Perform at MJ Memorial
Mariah Carey first performed the Jackson 5‘s "I’ll Be There" in 1992 on MTV’s Unplugged, a move that reacquainted fans with the 1970 classic. And now Mariah will reportedly be paying tribute to Michael Jackson with her version of …
Details on How to Get Tickets to Jackson Memorial Service
In a Friday morning press conference, the LAPD and organizers of next Tuesday’s memorial service for Michael Jackson at L.A.’s Staples Center announced details on how to enter your name into the pool of possible attendees and encouraged people without …
David Carradine's Cause of Death: Asphyxiation
While the sequence of events leading up to his death is still a mystery, a private pathologist hired by David Carradine‘s family has ruled in a second autopsy that asphyxiation caused his death, reports E! News.   The …
MJ's Drug Aliases
Michael Jackson reportedly used a number of aliases in order to gain access to prescription meds, two of which TMZ reports were used to get powerful prescription medications: Omar Arnold and Jack London.   The site says he also …
Michael's Legacy of Unreleased Recordings
When he died a week ago, Michael Jackson was sitting on so much unreleased music that fans could see more new material from him now that he’s gone than in recent years.   "There are dozens and dozens of songs …
Jackson Was "Happy" Before He Died, Says Friend
A lot of the theories flying around about Michael Jackson’s death say that he had major stage fright about his upcoming tour. Many insiders have claimed that the pressure he was under thanks to his upcoming run in London somehow …
VIDEO: Michael's Last Rehearsal
Though scurrilous reports have described Michael Jackson in his last days as frail and withering, the King of Pop appears to be far from that image in a new video released on Thursday. The company behind Michael’s scheduled 50-performance gig …
Michael Jackson Memorial Scheduled
While the family shot down the idea of a public memorial and viewing for Michael Jackson at the Neverland Ranch, a time and place has finally been decided on to honor the fallen King of Pop.   MJ’s farwell service …
Debbie Rowe Still Involved in Custody Issue
Although Michael Jackson stated that he’d intentionally omitted ex-wife Debbie Rowe from his  2002 will and left the care of his two kids with her, Michael Jackson, Jr. (aka Prince Michael I) and Paris Michael Katherine to his mom, Katherine …
Obama on MJ: "I Grew Up on His Music"
While some questioned President Barack Obama‘s lack of a comment after Michael Jackson passed away last week, he says it was just a matter of having someone bring it up.   "Look, you’re the first person who’s actually asked …
Karl Malden Passes Away
Veteran and Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden died today at age 97.   Karl won the Oscar in 1951 for his role as Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, which also starred Marlon Brando. Karl went on to star …